Street Tree Planting

Street Tree Planting Program

The Spring Tree Planting Program will no longer be offered. The decision was made based on lack of participation and the fact that Fall is a much better time to plant a tree and have it survive.

The City of Creve Coeur Public Works Department offers a tree planting program for residents and subdivisions. In a public/private partnership, the city pays 50 percent of the cost of planting trees in the public rights of way and the resident pays 50 percent.

How to Participate

To participate in the program:
  • Select your tree preference(s) from the list. Trees are approximately 1.5" to 3" in caliper depending upon the type of tree and 10' to 12' tall.
  • Fill out the application and pay 50 percent of the cost of the tree. The resident's share per tree has been set at $130.00. Submit the application with your check, made payable to the City of Creve Coeur, to the Public Works Department.
  • At a later date you will receive a stake provided by the city which will be used to mark where you would like the tree(s) planted. Location(s) will need to be verified by city staff to ensure compliance with planting guidelines.
  • The city's contractor will plant the tree in the public right-of-way. Trees are planted in the fall (late October/early November).

A List of Preferred Street Trees for the Shared Cost Street Tree Planting FALL Program SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON OR NEAR MID-SEPTEMBER, 2017.

Information will become available as soon as the bid process has been completed and Council has approved the supplier. Please check back again in mid-September for an update.

The program offers a variety of trees - small to large, flowering and non-flowering, heavy to filtered shade. Trees are selected based on their ability to deal with urban conditions and safe to plant in the right-of-way such as non-fruiting varieties with root systems not likely to interfere with sidewalks or streets.

Small Trees

Medium Trees

Large Trees

*Missouri Native
**Missouri Botanical Garden Plant of Merit
***Missouri Botanical Garden Tried and True

Tree Planting and Maintenance Information